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Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try to stay awake

10 August 2008 21:50

Well a semi-productive week during which I submitted another patch to GNU Screen - this is a trivial one, and the bug itself probably doesn't require an "important" severity.

However I'm a little disappointed to see that a bug which I submitted late last year in the exaile package (#451303) is still not fixed - and worse still we're going to be stuck with it in Lenny.

Still who knows, the recent activity suggests there might be a fix. But with the words "DNS cache poisoning" still ringing in our ears packages which automatically download and execute code from remote HTTP servers should ring alarm bells. Loudly.

(Don't forget exaile.org has already been hacked once.)

Next week I'll try to fix a couple of bugs. Publicly. Again. Unless that is dull to watch, or I find my time eaten by a .. grue.

ObFilm: The Princess Bride



Comments on this entry

icon Mark Brown at 20:08 on 10 August 2008
Given that the bug you filed is a grave one I imagine that exaile won't get released with lenny unless it's fixed so at least that shouldn't be an issue...
icon Tiago Faria at 20:47 on 10 August 2008
When will you start using identi.ca Steve? I would enjoy reading your micro-posts.
icon Steve Kemp at 12:16 on 11 August 2008

I don't think I'll ever move to using a service such as identi.ca - there is just no room for a status update and a song lyric, or film quote!

I guess you're right Mark - I guess I was too busy thinking "Hmm grave bug, the package shouldn't migrate to testing".